No baby yet. Let me just get that out of the way first. But today is the official "due date!" I'm still feeling really good. So I don't mind being pregnant for longer. My biggest concern is that now I'm "on the clock," so to speak. Meaning that if the baby doesn't come within the next few weeks we'll have to forcibly evict him/her. I saw my midwife today and discussed that she would probably want to induce on Monday the 17th. I am really hoping to avoid an induction. Not that it's the worst thing in the world. My perception is skewed towards the more natural route because when I worked as a labor and delivery nurse in Houston almost EVERYONE was induced in one form or another. Usually things turned out well but from my point of view we created a lot of our own problems with excessive medical interventions. The C-section rate at that hospital was over 50%. But of course if there's a good reason for it, than it's useful. I would just prefer to have the least amount of medical interventions possible. A lot can happen in 10 days but I would appreciate your prayers for a safe delivery.
Anywho. I need some advice. My mop broke. It was a cheap magic eraser mop from Target. The house that we're hopefully moving into (we're supposed to be closing tomorrow) is almost all tile. So, I think there will potentially be a lot of mopping going on. So I need mop recommendations. Do most people just use cheap things like the swiffer or a sponge mop (like the magic eraser one that I had)? I searched on Target.com just to see what kind of mops are available. I found that you can actually spend up to $100 on fancier steam cleaning mop varieties. Is it worth it to buy something like that? I'm usually a cheapskate but in terms of cleaning I need all the help I can get. I'm not naturally a neat freak so I need whatever will make things the easiest and most efficient. I eventually also plan to discuss vacuums with you all. Mine is about to kill me. But I'll save that for another day!